UVU Mechatronics graduates work in a wide variety of engineering related fields. Employment positions may include the following:
- Automated Control Systems Programmer
- Automation Engineering Technician
- Building Automation Controls Technician
- Controls Technician
- Electro-Mechanical Technician
- Field Service Technician
- Industrial Engineering Technician
- Instrumentation & Controls Technician
- Manufacturing Maintenance Technician
- Manufacturing Process Technician
- Mechanical Engineering Technician
- Operations Technician
- Product Support Technician
- Test Technician
Job duties may include construction, fabrication, maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, calibration, testing and design. You may work with automatic control systems, AC and DC control components, motors, programmable control, microprocessors, computers and robots. May assist engineers in testing and designing robotics equipment. Advancement to supervisor and management positions within the field is frequently available.
Mechatronics is new and is not listed with an occupational trend prediction but very similar skill areas are listed. State and national trends predict 25% increase in employment in the state of Utah in this area. Earnings vary by specialty, location, and level of responsibility.
- Beginning income: $40,000/year +
- Average income with one year of experience: $50,000/year +
Internships provide beneficial pre-professional experience and allow students an opportunity to learn more about a career path they are interested in. Internships look great on resumes and help in developing important networking relationships. There are internships available for Mechatronics students with many local companies that can provide educational opportunities outside of required college courses.
Internships for the Mechatronics program are generally completed during summer semesters when students are not in class. Companies will usually recruit Mechatronics students for internships after their 1st and 2nd years in the program.